Nashville Holidays

Musical mecca with an electric atmosphere

Nashville, Tennessee, has a symphony of elevated culinary experiences, vibrant neighbourhoods, a rich tapestry of musical genres, unique attractions and thrilling sport offerings. Indulge in diverse, upscale dining or try staple dishes like Hot Chicken and meat-and-three. Dive into the city’s neighbourhoods from the eclectic vintage shops and restaurants of 12South and the quirky breweries & murals in the Gulch, to the honky tonks of Downtown!

Beyond its iconic country roots, Nashville harmoniously celebrates all musical genres which it proudly showcases in the 180 live music venues dotted around the city. Nashville is one of the true high notes of American popular culture and continues to draw tourists to its legendary concert venues to this day.

Luxury holidays in Nashville

Nashville’s skyline boasts a plethora of modern architecture to contrast the grand old buildings which echo with the music legends of the past and present who graced its stages. And it’s this interesting contrast that makes for a diverse range of Nashville hotels for the luxury traveller to choose from. As you'd expect, the Kenwood Travel USA team partner directly with the city’s top hoteliers, and have lined up their favourites for you to browse and book at great prices.

Great reasons to visit Nashville

Music City – Nashville isn't called Music City for nothing and being the songwriting capital of the world it’s home to an array of musical attractions & genres from country music to soul, jazz, blues, pop, and much more. Guests can pay homage to country music icons like Dolly Parton in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum then watch pop superstars like Taylor Swift perform in the Nissan Stadium. The genres of music in Nashville are as eclectic as the neighbourhoods they're found in.

Culinary Excellence – Discover the spots that make Nashville the elevated culinary destination that is it today by visiting stunning rooftop restaurants, Michelin star favourites, unique foodie experiences or by hitting the classic dining spots and tucking into authentic hot chicken, BBQ and meat-and-three

River Views – The mighty Cumberland River snakes through downtown Nashville creating a beautiful riverside atmosphere as a fitting accompaniment to the legendary music.

Wonderful Weather – Despite its subtropical location, and unlike some of America’s warmer areas such as California and Arizona, Nashville does enjoy seasonal changes to its annual weather, with hot, balmy summers and cold, cosy winters during which snow is common. Average summertime highs are 30 – 31 centigrade.

Things to do on holiday in Nashville

For over 130 years, Nashville has evolved into the world’s premier Music City and serves as a mecca for musicians and enthusiasts alike. Offering a symphony of attractions that celebrate its storied musical heritage, music really is the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. A mixture of music’s past, present and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, jazz and blues - you really will be spoilt for choice.

But for those on a country music pilgrimage, you really are spoilt for choice. The Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Belcourt Theatre are all iconic, must-visit attractions. Head east of downtown to find the Grand Ole Opry House where the Grand Ole Opry still plays 3 times a week.

Music scene aficionados will find lots of great honky tonk bars and clubs in downtown Nashville, especially around the Second Avenue, Lower Broadway and Printer's Alley neighbourhoods, otherwise known as ‘the District’. Free to enter and with multiple floors of different genres, you could spend a whole evening there!

For those looking for something different? Immersive yourself in the dynamic sports scene, shopping, museums, history and art scene, so finding something you love will be easy.

There’s more to Nashville than just downtown and each neighbourhood comes with its own distinct personality and character to explore. Located across the Cumberland River from downtown is the stomping ground of Nashville’s creative community in East Nashville. South of downtown lies a once abandoned industrial area now thriving with boutique hotels, murals, breweries and diverse culinary offerings named The Gulch. Berry Hill is perfect for those looking for a quirky vibe to enjoy whilst browsing through independent shops and restaurants.

Take to the water and get a new perspective on the city on one of plenty of Cumberland River cruise options. The most famous being the General Jackson Showboat lunch or dinner cruise; a rite of passage for any Nashville newbie.

Nashville facts

State – Tennessee
Area – 525 square miles
Population – 679,000

Twin Centre holidays in Nashville

Nashville is perfectly placed to feature alongside other US cities very easily on a great range of two-centre holidays. There’s more music in Memphis, just a couple of hours west, while New Orleans lies to the south for a taste of old Europe in America’s Deep South. Just south east of here Florida, and all the sunshine and theme park magic it brings, begins.

Nashville holidays 2024 / 2025

Kenwood Travel’s dedicated USA team work closely with the USA’s best hotels and airlines to create quality, affordable Nashville holidays alongside excellent customer service. The best way to increase the savings on your holiday to Nashville is to book early. Ask your friendly Kenwood Travel agent how much you can save on next year’s holiday places today. We’re waiting to take your call 7 days a week.

Top Picks

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

4* out of 5 stars

Dining variety across no fewer than 17 bars & restaurants plus spa, golf and onsite shopping. Enjoy a proper southern welcome and top facilities at this friendly hotel.

Holston House Nashville

4* out of 5 stars

Part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Holston House is a downtown urban gem, offering the perfect backdrop for a Nashville stay.

Virgin Hotels Nashville

4.5* out of 5 stars

Play, eat, drink and rest in style at Virgin’s Nashville hotspot. Take in the views of Music City with a touch of Southern hospitality from dreamy bedrooms or the heated rooftop pool.

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Things to do

Visit The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Visit The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

As the name suggests, this museum is the place to travel if you're a fan of country music of any kind. Collecting and preserving the storied history of the evolution and intricacies of country music, here you'll find plenty of exhibits and educational programs to teach you all about this iconic genre. Boasting a collection of historically significant artefacts related to country music, this museum is proud of its cultural impact and extensive archives; an ideal attraction for anyone who loves music.

Take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry

Take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry

At the Opry House in Nashville, a truly iconic spectacle takes place every week: the Grand Ole Opry, a live country music performance that started life as a one-hour radio 'barn dance'. From those beginnings it has become something genuinely spectacular, a world-famous show where the stars of country music come to show their talent. Doubtlessly the biggest stage in country music in the world, this show is something that every music lover must see.

Take a tour of Historic RCA Studio B

Take a tour of Historic RCA Studio B

Called the birthplace of the 'Nashville Sound', this studio has been the recording site of famous musicians since 1957, including Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, and the Everly Brothers. As a critical part of Nashville's establishment as a recording centre, this studio has immense historic significance for the music industry, and it now serves as both a classroom for students in the area as well as a key attraction for visitors.

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